Business Schooled

10 EpisodesProduced by Synchrony

In this new podcast by Synchrony, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Initialized Capital and Reddit, meets the OG generation of entrepreneurs and learns how they started their own booming businesses.

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Business Schooled: Premiering November 24

November 8th, 2018


People tend to think that all the innovation is happening by founders under 40. Fact is, Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers are building twice as many …

Business Schooled Sneak Peek

November 21st, 2018


Catch a preview of some of the lessons Alexis Ohanian learns on his 8-episode journey across the United States. All episodes drop November 24, 2018.

Lesson 8: Minding your dad's business

November 24th, 2018


As he concludes his journey across the country learning from OG Gen-X and Boomer entrepreneurs, Alexis admits he’s never talked business with the man he credits for getting him started. Alexis heads to Baltimore, …

Lesson 7: Raising a unicorn

November 24th, 2018


Who said 50 cents and unbeatable customer service isn’t enough to start a booming business? Alexis Ohanian visits Long Island, New York, to learn how the American Dream has become reality for Gregg Richard, CEO of P.C. …

Lesson 6: Restarting your engines

November 24th, 2018


Going from 0 to 60 mph isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Alexis Ohanian stops by West Palm Beach, Florida, to meet Vinnie DeVito—founder, and CEO of Resurrection Muscle Cars. Vinnie describes his comeback from …

Lesson 5: Pricing it right

November 24th, 2018


How does someone who is camera-shy become one of the most recognizable faces in Southern California? Alexis Ohanian visits San Diego to meet Jerry Navarra and Brian Woods of Jerome’s Furniture and discuss TV-commercial …

Lesson 4: Carrying on with conviction

November 24th, 2018


How does a 60-something with a PhD in Social Welfare reinvent herself and the travel bag industry? Alexis Ohanian visits Lo & Sons’ Brooklyn headquarters to meet its convention-defying CEO, Helen Lo. Along with her …

Lesson 3: Scaling in perfect harmony

November 24th, 2018


Move over Austin and Nashville, there’s another music capital in the US. Alexis Ohanian touches down in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to meet Chuck Surack, CEO and founder of Sweetwater, to learn how he went from doing business …

Lesson 2: Practicing joy (and medicine)

November 24th, 2018


Sometimes overnight success can be a business' biggest problem. Alexis Ohanian travels to Katy, Texas, to meet Dr. Anastasia Gentles and Zawadi Bryant, co-founders of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care, to uncover their …

Lesson 1: Stitching it all together

November 24th, 2018


Quilting, one of America's oldest pastimes, is now also a great American success story. Alexis Ohanian visits Hamilton, Missouri, to meet Jenny Doan, …

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